About Us | Barr Group Aerospace (dba AeroWeb)

Barr Group Aerospace (BGA) is a private consulting firm dedicated to economic and industrial aerospace & defense market research. We are experts in aerospace market intelligence, business education, and development of web-based information solutions. Contact us today and let us know how we can assist you and your company. You can learn more about our products and services here: Capabilities

The AeroWeb is a web-based Aerospace & Defense market intelligence platform jointly owned by Barr Group Aerospace and J. Kasper Oestergaard. It is designed to support the aerospace industry by providing up-to-date aerospace & defense market data and forecasts. The data is provided free of charge. The AeroWeb has almost 50,000 visitors per month and is growing well.

The main offices of Barr Group Aerospace are located in the city of Gulf Shores, in Baldwin County, Alabama. Gulf Shores is located on the Gulf Coast. The beautiful scenery, warm climate, and wide sandy beaches make it a popular holiday destination.


A strong and innovative U.S. aerospace & defense industry where companies make sound and well-informed strategic decisions based on comprehensive market intelligence data.


To provide our clients with the best, the most comprehensive and most up-to-date aerospace market intelligence and data.

In a bigger perspective

With our market intelligence, we aim to contribute to:

I. Keeping aerospace & defense companies informed about what is happening in the aerospace industry both in the U.S. and overseas.

II. Create research and forecasts that enable aerospace & defense companies to make sound strategic decisions.

III. Make government at all levels aware of the importance of having a dynamic, vibrant, and innovative U.S. aerospace & defense industry.

Contact Information:

Barr Group Aerospace - AeroWeb
1574 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone: 251.609.2333
FAX: 251.275.1802
e-mail: customerservices@bga-aeroweb.com

Our Clients:

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Alcoa, Inc.
AT Kearney
Bain & Company
Continental Tire
Defense Logistics Agency
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Hexcel Corporation
Honeywell International, Inc.
Infinitas Ventures, LLC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
McKinsey & Company
Myers Industries
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Raytheon Co.
Triman Industries

Top 10 AeroWeb Users (2013):

1. U.S. Military incl. DoD
2. The Boeing Company
3. Northrop Grumman
4. Lockheed Martin
5. Raytheon Co.
6. Honeywell
7. Computer Sciences Corp.
8. United Technologies
9. General Electric Co.
10. L-3 Communications

Staff | Barr Group Aerospace

Dr. Saul “Sonny” Z. Barr

Managing Director and Senior Aerospace Economist | Barr Group Aerospace

Dr. Barr is Managing Director and Senior Aerospace Economist at Barr Group Aerospace. He is Professor Emeritus in Economics and Finance at the University of Tennessee, where he served as the Tom Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Private Enterprise. He has been a financial consultant to the U.S. Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency as well as numerous companies such as Raytheon, Goodyear, Honeywell and Alcoa. He has written several books including more recently, "The Expeditionary Aerospace Force" for the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Dr. Barr is currently an adjunct professor of economics at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Joakim Kasper Oestergaard Balle

External Consultant | Barr Group Aerospace

J. Kasper Oestergaard advises Barr Group Aerospace on web development and web-based aerospace & defense market intelligence. Mr. Oestergaard works for Terma Aerostructures A/S in Grenaa, Denmark - a leading provider of structures for the F-35 Lightning II and other aircraft platforms. He is an expert on defense spending and defense programs. Mr. Oestergaard has a Master's Degree in Finance and International Business from the Aarhus School of Business - Aarhus University in Denmark.

Stanton E. Smith

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development | Barr Group Aerospace

Stanton E. Smith is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Stan comes to BGA after a long career with Northrop Grumman where he held the position as Director of Proposals, Electronic System Sector, Estimating and Pricing. Working out of their Baltimore office, he was responsible for estimating and pricing in the Electronic System sector as well as cost analysis, estimating system oversight, and audit. His more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry dates all the way back to his years with Vought Aircraft, prior to their merger with Northrop Grumman, where he also managed both commercial and military contracts and pricing organizations. He earned his B.A. from Hillsdale College, his MBA from the University of Texas, Arlington and holds a Masters Certificate from George Washington University in Government Contracting. For three years, until March 2012, he served as Chairman leader of the Northrop Grumman DCAA Working Group. At Barr Group Aerospace, he will assume all the duties of marketing and business development leadership. In particular, his responsibility will be to help further the widespread use of the nation's number one online source for aerospace information, the AeroWeb.